Dr. Juliette Knight, Active Faculty, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on January 11, 2009. Dr. Knight was a member of the Psychology Department.
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Dr. Juliette Knight, a lecturer at Rutgers-New Brunswick, died suddenly January 11, 2009. Her death occurred during a flight back to the United States after visiting friends in Lebanon. She was returning to a full schedule of lectures in the Psychology Department and to continue her activities as a therapist at the Rutgers-Newark Counseling Center. The cause of death according to a family member was a blood clot. She was 36 years-old.
Dr. Knight was born to the Reverend Samuel and Emily Knight in Antigua, West Indies, moved to Detroit Michigan at age 10. She was passionate about education, music, and church-related activities. She earned a bachelors degree at Eastern Michigan University, a masters degree at Xavier University, and a Psy.D from Wright State University. A consummate scholar, her doctorate dissertation on race relations made her an ideal person to resurrect and teach a course on Prejudice and Conflict in the Department of Psychology. Her commitment to integrity and fair play were also evident in the courses she taught in General Psychology and Adolescent Psychology in which she explicitly addressed issues of racism, sexism, and human rights.
Dr. Knight's classes were interactive and engaging, as full of debate and challenge as they were with humor and support. She faced the many challenges of teaching large courses at Rutgers by constantly revising her lectures, experimenting with different formats for presenting course materials, and finding new educational resources for her students.
Dr. Knight had accomplished many things in her short career and was poised to provide even more services to students, to patients, and to her community. Her contagious gratitude for the gift of life and her optimism that difficult challenges can be met and overcome were infectious. Students, staff, and faculty members will miss her companionship.
Dr. Knight's family has designated an American Association of University Women Community Action Grant .in her memory. Contributions may be made to the AAUW For details you may contact the Department of Psychology
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